I went to Walmart yesterday to get some kitty supplies for our cat, Charlie Woo. I put the total on a gift card, but still counting it towards my spending since I would have had to fork over the cash for it if I didn't have the gift card.
2 20 lbs containers of Cat's Pride Litter: $5.78 ea
1 big old bag of Friskies: $11.25
I also went to Tedeschi's a couple days ago and grabbed 2 gallons of milk. I logged it but didn't blog it. It's not that exciting.
2 gallons of 1% milk: $2.29 ea
So far this week at Shaw's I have spent $55.42. Now. On average, I try to spend about $96 a week on groceries. I don't care if I go over some weeks because other weeks, I stay way under. I'm more of an "average" person rather than a "stick on budget" person.
With 2 days left of this "grocery week", I have already spent $82.81. I have about $14 left to stay "on my average". I know I'll be buying at least one more gallon of milk. So now my challenge is, in the next 48 hours, can I spend just $14? Because then, not only will I be able to show how much I was able to stockpile for my local food pantry, but I can say that I did it while sticking to my "grocery budget." Oooh....the suspense!